Delia Moldovan, University of Warwick and Tracy Cooper, Temple University | Newberry

Delia Moldovan, University of Warwick and Tracy Cooper, Temple University

Friday, November 12, 2021

1-3 pm CDT

Room 2-West, Newberry Library

Seminar in European Art

Olevum olivarum: Stradano’s Engraving and the New Art of Olive-Oil Making in Sixteenth-Century Tuscany, Delia Moldovan, University of Warwick

The olive tree was praised in both classical and modern sources as noble and indispensable to life. It may, therefore, seem surprising that olive-oil making was included among the other engravings from Stradano’s Nova Reperta (1587-89), a series showcasing the modern scientific inventions. I propose a re-evaluation of Stradano’s engraving, a copy of which is held here at the Newberry. The image will be a lens onto a broader panorama of the economic, political, and scientific context of olive-growing in Renaissance Tuscany. This will bring novel insights into a type of cultivation that has become a landmark of the Tuscan landscape.

The Subversive Arts of Arachne and Women Artists in Early Modern Venice, Tracy Cooper, Temple University

Details coming soon.

Cost and Registration Information 

This event is free, but all participants must register in advance and space is limited. To register and request a copy of the pre-circulated paper, click here. Please do not request a paper unless you plan to attend.